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product reviews

Hey lovelies,

I’m here with my review of the Herbal Essences Naked Collection Volumizing Kit. Below you will see my video but just a review of what the Naked Collection Volumizing Kit has:


Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
– Restores hair’s natural body.
– Made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens.
– Light weight shampoo provides a clean luscious bounce.
– Conditioner keeps hair detangled, nourished, and maintains full volume.

Naked Volume Dry Shampoo
– Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
– Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash.
– The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair.
– Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint.
– How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.

Naked Volumizing Souffle
– Weightless, volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts.
– Delights the senses with a boost of grapefruit and mint.
– How to use: Gently work mousse through wet hair for volume.

Check out my video with my results


My Thoughts
I did not use the soufflé (mousse) because my hair has been straight for the last few weeks and I only use mousse when I am wearing curls. I used the shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo. The shampoo is a great for clarifying, but what is great about it is that it is not drying. The shampoo did not leave my hair hard like some clarifying shampoos. The conditioner was very moisturizing. It was easy to detangle my crazy hair since I am in the process of transitioning to texlaxed/texturized hair. My hair was very soft and my hairdresser was able to roller set my hair with ease. The dry shampoo is something that I just recently started using a few months ago. The dry shampoo removed a lot of the oil buildup and gave my hair more life and bounce. I think the volumizing kit gave me great results. My hair had lots of body and movement. It was very moisturized and I was very pleased with my results.

Recommendation: 4/5 I would recommend this kit. I would not use the shampoo each week because it is clarifying, but it works great and the conditioner is very moisturizing.


To purchase the collection click here 

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this post are my honest opinions. The Walmart gift card to purchase these products was provided by Herbal Essences.


When it comes to finding or buying products for my hair I am definitely not a product junkie. Once I find something I like I stick with it until I feel it is time to move on. I read TONS of reviews and only use products that are highly recommended by people that I trust. If you have been following my blog for a while, you know how I feel about my hair.

My hair has been through many phases throughout my life. There has only been two times in my life that my hair was severely damaged. That was in 8th grade and my junior year of college. Since the last episode when I was 20 I made sure to make my hair a priority.

It was never about team relaxed or team natural, it was about team healthy hair because you can be natural and have severely damaged hair as well.

When I got the opportunity to review Pantene’s new line for Truly Relaxed hair I was super excited. I’ve used their products previously when it focused on relaxed AND natural hair but I wanted to see what the difference would be since now they have products specifically for my hair is relaxed.


I was sent the following products:
Light Weight Shampoo
Designed to gently cleanse relaxed African-American hair to protect each strand against breakage without weighing it down so you can grow healthy-looking hair.
Moisturizing Conditioner
Enriched with coconut and jojoba oils to leave relaxed hair soft, tamed, and strong against future damage.
Oil Crème Moisturizer
Defends against damage, help prevent dryness, and leaves hair shining.


My thoughts

I really like these products. I need a few more uses to probably love them, but I really like my results. I was a little skeptical about the lightweight shampoo, because I generally use a moisturizing shampoo (they do carry an intense moisturizing shampoo) but everything turned out great because the shampoo was not harsh and my hair didn’t feel hard after the initial use. The oil crème moisturizer seemed a bit heavy when I placed some on my finger tips, but once it was spread evenly throughout my hair it turned out to be very light weight. I try not use too many products that will weigh my hair down and have it looking flat. I use the moisturizer mainly on the “rough edges” meaning the nape of my neck and around my hairline. My hair tends to be the driest in those areas. I apply a very little at night and by the morning my hair is very soft. The conditioner left my hair very soft as well and I could see a difference from the condition of my hair a few weeks prior.

What I loved most about the products was that my hair was shiny for approximately 3-4 days without me adding any oils including sheen. Usually I am applying oil sheen 1-2 days after I wash my hair, but this was not the case. My hair was very soft, bouncy, and it had great shine. What more could you ask for!

I would definitely recommend using these products.

Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural – Two collections From Pantene for healthier hair* no matter what your style.
*Vs. non-conditioning shampoo


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pantene via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pantene.

I first came across IT Cosmetics (Innovative Technology Cosmetics) by Jamie Kern at the QVC Beauty event a few months back. Being that this was a line I wasn’t familiar with I wanted to learn more about the company and their products. I am extremely happy that I took the time out to speak to the IT Cosmetics reps because they are now one of my go to brands for quality makeup that is relatively inexpensive.


I have quite a selection of IT Cosmetics products to review but I will start with the items that have been in heavy rotation of my beauty arsenal, and that is the Vitality Cheek Flush. The Vitality Cheek Flush is a hydrating, brightening, anti-aging powder blush stain that lasts ALL DAY, and I am not exaggerating.

It was developed with leading plastic surgeons and is infused with IT Cosmetics’ patent pending Hydra-Luxe Technology which features ingredients such as amino acids, plum oil, cherry oil, pomegranate oil, jojoba,, aloe, seaweed extract and grapeseed. These ingredients work together to give your cheeks a boost of healthy hydration.

The 4-in-1 anti-aging blush stain is waterproof and talk free so it will never cling to fine lines or wrinkles, and it provides the glow of a stain that won’t mess up your foundation.

My Thoughts

I really love this product. I have it in three shades (Pretty in Peony-my favorite for the summer, Radiant in Rose, and Magical in Mauve) and whenever I wear any of them I get tons of compliments. They product is heavily pigmented and so you only need just a little. When they said it will last all day, I didn’t believe it, because nothing lasts all day. I leave my house really early (6:30am) to get to work and so my face is done early as well and throughout the day when I had to blot my nose or forehead or do any touchups, my cheeks were just so vibrant. I also have sensitive skin around my cheeks and so the product did cause any fine bumps to appear which usually happens when I try new products.

For the $24 price tag, it is definitely worth the money because you are getting a great product. You only need a very little so it will definitely last a long time. Here are the product details

  • Pretty in Peony: soft peachy pink shade
  • Radiant in Rose: rosy pink shade
  • Magical in Mauve: spicy rosy plum shade
  • Net weight 0.136 oz
  • Made in USA

Rating: 5/5 I would definitely recommend this product. It does everything it says it does and more. The colors are great and will work with a variety of skintones. You also get great hydrating elements to keep your skin looking smoother. This is definitely a must have.

If interested in purchasing the Vitality Cheek Flush click here and if you want the best application click here to purchase the French Boutique Luxe Blush Brush

Disclosure: This product was sent to me for consideration for review by IT Cosmetics.  My opinion was not influenced by receiving this product. The views expressed in this review are my honest thoughts.